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André Phillips

Full name: André Lamar Phillips
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 5, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: World Class Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


André Phillips was in the shadow of his idol [Edwin Moses] throughout his career, managing to beat him just once, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Phillips attended UCLA, winning the 1981 NCAA title in the 400 hurdles, and finishing fifth at the first World Championships in 1983. In 1985, in Moses’s absence, Phillips won his only US National Championship title and also won the IAAF World Cup.

In 1988, Phillips lost to Moses at the Olympic Trials, but won his heat and semifinal at the Olympics. In the final, Phillips ran his personal best 47.19 to win gold, defeating second-placed Senegelese [Amadou Dia Bâ], with Moses third. After finishing his sporting career, Phillips worked as a teacher in California, first at Stagg High School. He later moved into administration, becoming an the assistant principal at Franklin High School, and then principal at Stagg High School in Stockton, California.

Personal Best: 400H – 47.19 (1988).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) RT L
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics United States Final 1 OR 47.19 0,150 6
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 48.19 5
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 49.34 4
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